gripweed57 (1268) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright amber orange color. Large rocky beige head. Rich toasted malt nose with subtle pecan and caramel notes. Soft caramel malt flavor. More toasted nut flavor, though quite subtle. Mid taste is tangy and slightly bready. Buttery malt finish with some grassy hops.
milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear Amber color. Some nuttiest in aroma and taste, but mostly a pretty bland Amber ale.
MrTipple (2817) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: intense bread malts. Appearance: clear dark brown, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter Palate: very malty, bread and cereals. Overall: missing the pecan. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.
ZacM612 (476) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with a medium off-white head, no lacing. A little nuttiness to the aroma. The flavor is sweet with only a slight hint of pecan. a little thin and light.
dpjuart (1097) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from GE. Pours copper brown with rimming white head. Butter and nutty nose. Flavor is caramel and nutty, all muted with no hops na d some sweetness. Meh.
ttoadee (1155) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour, brief tan head. Nose is caramel malt. Somewhat sweet. Middle is mild caramel malt with pecan hints. Finish dries somewhat, revealing a little more nut flavor.
GATEDSHIFTER (2) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light. Flavorful, but mild with a progressive robust nutty aftertaste. Lower calories is a plus.
DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Deep notes of barley, yeast and hay.
Appearance: a dark amber with an almond head
Taste: A nice slightly dry ale as first at sharply turns in to a very sweet finish that is a lot like pecan pie.
Palate: Slightly thick with fairly vibrant carbonation.
Overall: While not fantastic by any traditional sense this beer may come off as a gimmick, but if it is then it is gimmick done right. The odd swing from slightly dry s sweet may put off quite a few but it holds a nice maple note all the way through and wins points for originality in my book.
Onslow (1351) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Clear deep reddish brown with creamy tan head. Modest aroma with some caramel and nutty overtones. I was surprised at how full flavored it is - big sweet caramel maltiness starts the swallow, stays sweet till the end, an earthy nuttiness emerges about halfway through and the finish is earth and a little sour / bitter. The caramel and pecan tastes give this an almost candy like quality. Sweet, malty, nutty, I would have pegged it as a brown ale but I guess styles like "amber" and "brown" are fairly arbitrary anyhow. Commendable!
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"29th percentile overall going into this seems low, but i guessi can see it. i feel bad giving this a mediocre score, as there are aspects i like that are above average, but other below average aspects (like the overprickly watery feel) bring it down. Too bad. I like the roasty pecan flavor and aroma especially. Semi sweet. Not much follow thorugh but pleasant enough